With both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces, the LaCie d2 is a perfect match for your Mac. And because USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, you can connect it to any standard computer.
Get lightning-fast transfer speeds thanks to the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. With performance up to 180 MB/s* – twice as fast as FireWire 800 and more than four times as fast as USB 2.0. Back up and transfer mountains of data in a fraction of the time. Enjoy more responsive photo library browsing. Save time and get better performance when using A/V editing tools.
Advanced cooling for long-term reliability
The solid aluminium casing provides 60% more surface area than flat designs, diverting and dissipating heat more efficiently. Its innovative design means it stays cool without requiring a noise-producing fan. This efficient and silent cooling system is perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environments.
Designed for convenience
With its space-saving form, you can stand the LaCie d2 drive alone vertically, stack multiple products horizontally or install it in a 19-inch rack with a kit from LaCie. It also features email alerts, so you can monitor your device before potential problems escalate.
Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices via one simple port and a cable that carries both DisplayPort and PCI Express data. And it’s standard on every Mac.
PCI Express is the technology that links all the high-performance components in a Mac. And it’s built into Thunderbolt, which means you can get PCI Express speed outside the box.
Thunderbolt gives you up to 10 Gbps in both directions, allowing for super-fast data transfer between peripherals. You also have enough bandwidth to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices without using a hub or switch.
Thunderbolt also provides double the power of USB 3.0, delivering 10 watts to peripherals for improved performance on the go.
- Universal connectivity with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0
- Amazing speeds up to 180 MB/s*
- Time Machine compatible
- Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac included
- Data security with encryption
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
- Professional grade 7200 rpm hard drive
Did you notice?For maximum convenience, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables come with the drive.
Apple Recommends ForKeeping your valuable data safe wherever you travel – no matter how difficult the conditions.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie d2 USB 3.0/Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive
- USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
- Thunderbolt cable
- Drive stand for upright use; rubber feet for horizontal use
- External power supply
- QIG and Complete Software Suite: LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Private-Public, Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac, Genie Backup Manager Pro for PC, Wuala Secure Cloud Storage
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Kensington Port, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 183 mm/7.2 in.
- Width: 60 mm/2.3 in.
- Weight: 1.7 kg
- Length: 168 mm/6.6 in.
- OS X 10.5 or later (10.5 – Intel Only)
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000303
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003364
- Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.
- *Maximum interface transfer rate = theoretical bus bandwidth, whereas burst transfer rate = maximum drive speed. Tests conducted with a 3TB hard disk. Average transfer rates vary from one computer to another and from one drive to another.
Ratings & Reviews
Excellent piece of equipment
I do a lot of 3D and video work. That means I have a lot of stock footage, and little patience to watch progress bars during file I do a lot of 3D and video work. That means I have a lot of stock footage, and little patience to watch progress bars during file transfers. This drive has been a blessing so far. It worked out of the box without any issues. It's very fast, quiet, and solidly built. The fact that all the cables are included is a bonus. …
- Written by Josephine S
31 of 31 people found this useful
Well made, durable and fast
This is a serious fast drive, I'm still amazed at the difference that Thunderbolt makes. It's well built and high quality. The spe This is a serious fast drive, I'm still amazed at the difference that Thunderbolt makes. It's well built and high quality. The speed and storage capacity have really improved my workflow, I can now keep my current projects on the drive and edit them directly from there, without copying data back and forth to my laptop. …
- Written by Amelie H
11 of 11 people found this useful
I got this to work with my video files. Almost no configuration had to be made for use with my iMac. The drive works as advertised I got this to work with my video files. Almost no configuration had to be made for use with my iMac. The drive works as advertised and better. I haven't had any issues with it. Love the design, the speeds with USB3, and the fact that it's totally quiet. …
- Written by Abiageal C
11 of 11 people found this useful
Does what it's supposed to do and does it very well. I use it regularly with my imac and macbook pro, it always mounts quickly, ru Does what it's supposed to do and does it very well. I use it regularly with my imac and macbook pro, it always mounts quickly, runs cool and quiet. I'd easily recommend this drive to anyone looking fro a quality external storage device. …
- Written by Shannon S
2 of 2 people found this useful
Great Storage Solution
I run this drive with my iMac via the thunderbolt port. It's very fast, quiet, and stays pretty cool during operation and so far i I run this drive with my iMac via the thunderbolt port. It's very fast, quiet, and stays pretty cool during operation and so far it has been working as expected. I also love the design, and the fact that the drive has lots of storage space. …
- Written by Brock L
2 of 2 people found this useful
This drive is great. I unboxed it and had it on my desk and running in no time. It was easy to install and became an integral part This drive is great. I unboxed it and had it on my desk and running in no time. It was easy to install and became an integral part of my daily computing life instantly. Can not do with out it now, and have no hesitation to recommend this product. …
- Written by Glenda G
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
does the LED blue light always appear on, even when mac is sleeping? is it noisy?
- Asked by Zeeshan S
OK I have this LaCie 3TB drive.
It is quiet.
The blue light is not obtrusive until reading/writing OK I have this LaCie 3TB drive.
It is quiet.
The blue light is not obtrusive until reading/writing when its at full brightness & annoys if beside the computer. I actual have a piece of blue masking tape over it!! My wife turns it a right angles.
It has one big major drawback - My iMac is 2011 so is USB2. This drive is USB3 and will not work with my iMac. In fact whist its connected my iMac will not boot up.
It works perfectly with my MacBook Pro which is new & has Thunderbolt & USB3.
For the money its as good as it gets with the above proviso's. …
- Answered by Thomas M from Redmond
Can the LaCie 4TB hard drive be hooked to the thunderbolt port on the iMac, formatted for Windows 8 (Parallels), to back-up Parallels on the iMac?
- Asked by Michael L from Haslet
How long is the included thunderbolt cable?
- Asked by Kyunghoon L from Atlanta
The Thunderbolt cable included with this drive is 1 meter long.
Shorter and longer cables are ava The Thunderbolt cable included with this drive is 1 meter long.
Shorter and longer cables are available from the Apple Store. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
I have the below system, will this item be compatible?
- Asked by Aimee W from Kenwood
Your iMac has USB2 ports. It does not have USB3 nor thunderbolt. If you purchase this product even t Your iMac has USB2 ports. It does not have USB3 nor thunderbolt. If you purchase this product even though I believe its a great product you'd be wasting your money. You'll never achieve realistic performance out of it. Your best choice is to purchase a firewire 800 product. In todays world firewire 800 is too darn slow.
Bottom line buy a guad core iMac and get in the modern world or be satisfied with what you currently use. …
- Answered by Don H from Woodhaven